MTS Enters the Tower Infrastructure Market
Published on: 6th May 2016
Russia's MTS has announced that it will start to accept 3rd party tenants on its own base station towers.
In addition to renting space on towers and antenna support structures, potential tenants will have the possibility to rent appropriate communication channels.
At the first stage of its implementation, MTS offers for rent space at more than 5,500 existing towers and antenna support structures. By the end of 2016 and beyond, MTS may gradually offer to rent additional towers and antenna support structures to meet potential rental demand.
"The rental market of antenna towers in Russia has been actively evolving. As we are diversifying our business, we announce that we are ready to offer our facilities for rent for any tenant. In the first phase, we are prepared to rent more than 5,500 towers in operation and our further development in this field will depend upon the mix of the demand from potential partners and our technical capabilities", said vice-President of MTS on Technology and IT Andrey Ushatsky.
"Today we are pleased to invite all the interested organizations and agencies to partner with MTS for mutually beneficial cooperation. Our business-model allow us to provide potential tenants with favorable financial conditions. We would also like to announce that for our partners' added convenience, we have devised a simple contract structure that does not require long-term obligations, additional fees for access to infrastructure, penalties for early termination and other factors that potential tenants will find attractive", added Mr. Ushatsky.